A-level results day 2019: Education chief 'exceptionally proud' as students better last year's exam results
PUBLISHED: 17:45 15 August 2019 | UPDATED: 17:45 15 August 2019
Islington students have made the borough "exceptionally proud" by improving on last year's A-level results.
Provisional results suggest there's been a 1.4 per cent increase in A* to B grades and a 4pc boost in A* to C marks.
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The statistics also indicate there's been a 1.2pc increase in pupils passing their exams compared with the local authorities final figures from 2018.
Islington's education chief Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz said: "Well done to all the young people who got their AS and A-Level results today. Getting to this point is an achievement you should be exceptionally proud of.
"The fact that Islington students' results continue to improve despite a national downturn is a real testament to the hard work of the students and the support of their teachers, families and friends."
Across the UK, the number of students securing the top A* to A marks in their A-levels dropped to its lowest level in 12 years.